The Queensland Greens say the state government must cut back on its huge subsidies to fossil fuel industries if it is to be serious about debt reduction.
The Greens Federal candidates for Maranoa - Grant Newson and Groom - Trevor Smith attended, and Queensland Greens lead Senate candidate Adam Stone spoke at, a rally of land owners threatened by Arrow Energy Coal Seam Gas industry at Nangwee Saturday.
The Deputy Premier's cavalier rejection of an impeccably referenced new Greenpeace report into the greenhouse impacts of the mega coal mines planned for Central Queensland’s Galilee Basin further illustrates the LNP's inability to plan for the future, say the Queensland Greens.
"These nine mines in Central Queensland will result in nearly double the greenhouse gas emissions that the entire Australian economy generates in a year, yet Mr Seeney has rejected these findings out of hand because he doesn’t like the report’s authors,” said Queensland Greens Senate candidate, Adam Stone.
Prominent Queensland Greens member Libby Connors and her husband, Drew Hutton, President of Lock the Gate Alliance will travel to the United States to help uncover adverse impacts of coal seam gas and shale gas mining.
The Queensland Greens have expressed disappointment over the appointments to the Gasfields Commission.
News that the government statutory authorities’ debt has been included in the Independent Commission of Audit’s calculations has been welcomed by the Queensland Greens.
‘The public deserves to see how the debt has been calculated and which statutory authorities have the greatest debt,’ state spokesperson Dr Libby Connors said today.
If the Federal Government’s plan to devolve its environment powers to the States goes ahead as planned next year, Campbell Newman will have the final say over whether LNP major donor Clive Palmer will be permitted to turn Bimblebox Nature Refuge into a coal mine.